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A Shilling for Candles - Robert Barnard, Josephine Tey
A Shilling for Candles
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A woman's body is found on the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an article screaming murder. For Inspector Alan Grant, the case becomes a nightmare, as too many clues and too many motives arise.
A woman's body is found on the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an article screaming murder. For Inspector Alan Grant, the case becomes a nightmare, as too many clues and too many motives arise.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684842387 (0684842386)
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Inspector Alan Grant (#2)
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 A Shilling for Candles
A famous movie actress is found dead, washed up on the shore of Kent. The only thing to indicate it might not have just been an accidental drowning is that the police found a button from a dark overcoat tangled in her hair. But, virtually no one knew that the actress was at this isolated cottage, sa...
Bookloving writer
Bookloving writer rated it
3.5 Josephine Tey's mysteries
After reading Josephine Teys mysteries, I thought I'd post some of my thoughts about them.First the positives:They're free.They're well written in general.They're really good mysteries. The minor characters are mostly nice and interesting.To me, they're historic, though I know the author wrote and p...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 A Shilling for Candles
bookshelves: mystery-thriller, published-1936, fraudio, britain-england, spring-2010, winter-20142015, film-only Read from May 28, 2010 to January 11, 2015, read count: 2 Now for the filmDescription: A woman's body is found on the English seacoast, and twisted in her hair is an article screamin...
Stewartry
Stewartry rated it
4.5 A Shilling for Candles - Josephine Tey
Another excellent example of "not your ordinary mystery novel". A body is discovered on a beach, and the immediate assumption of suicide is soon contradicted by the evidence. (I have to say I'm a little impressed that the article found with the body which indicates murder is never mentioned in anyth...
Livros.by.Ropis
Livros.by.Ropis rated it
3.0
"If you look and act like a million dollars they’ll lick your boots. But you let them suspect that you don’t think much of yourself and they’re on you like ants on a dying wasp." I read "A Shilling for candles" because it is the book of the Month at the English Mysteries Club (Goodreads Group) an...
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